Spirit of the People

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Kerouac, are you here?/ Am I you?/ Did you appear/ In drastic circles round my brain?/ The pain, it stains these streets/ Criss-crossed a checkered path with beats/ These checkered beats, they stole my soul/ A close call to never but still I see you in your shady eye reflection/ And I wonder/ Did you ever die?/ Is this moment ever truly over?/ Is time only a feeling?/ And when I finally let myself cry, will you cry with me?/ Hear you running near/ It’s becoming clear/ That this world it won’t make sense, no it won’t appear/ So let me finally say/ With no shame dripping from my lips or heart/ I don't know

Oh yes, but the purest of the people’s energy/ Has been confined to the smallest of circles/ In the cities of runaways and vagrants/ In these cities/ In these circles/ In these ideas and timeless wisdom/ Lies our hope/ Oh but quick-call the cops!/ Call the national guard, lest this love get out of hand and heal this world/ Heal ourselves/ They will rush to repair the dam they’ve built to contain us/ They will use all their money and influence and lies/ But in the end/ Yes, in the end/ The spirit of the people will burst through the dam/ And the love that’s been contained will wash over all the land/ Healing all that it touches/ And the people who had not felt the cool pure beautiful water wash over them for so long will shout/ This is love!/ This is real!/ This is what it feels to be fully alive/ And they will gather their money/ And burn it/ All in one great night of smoke and ashes under a beautiful eternal night sky/ And in the eternal canvas, set above and around us/ The pin prick holes allow the milk of the gods to drip, drip, drip though like a leaky faucet waterfall spilling throughout the universe/ Angst or not/ Something’s coming/ I think something’s coming/ I hope something’s coming/ But to be completely honest with you/ I still have no idea/ And that’s ok/ It’s ok to say it/ It’s ok to say/ I don’t know


from 2013 Was A Bad Year, released January 25, 2016



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